Thursday, April 26, 2012

Grant Wilson's Replacement?


So, Grant Wilson is done with his regular run on "Ghost Hunters" tv show.

Now, the big question is; who will replace him?

Grant seems to be caught in a polarizing position, which is extraordinary for someone so unassuming and kind. There was a lot of doubt about the authenticity of ghost evidence and his part in potential fakes. In the long run, the show is purely entertainment and not research. We cannot take it quite so seriously other than to share some times with people we might find interesting in situations we might never get to explore ourselves.

They did not provide much of the "people we might find interesting" except the first season. After that, everyone became pasteurized, boring, dull, and safe.

Here's who I do NOT want in the empty sidekick position:

Wrestlers, Syfy celebs, housewives, and others who want to whore it up and get press, including Meatloaf, whom I seriously think they'd consider because of their desperate marketing ploys. I do not want to see any of the present team in the position--as a collective, there's not one ballsy, sassy, or seriously skeptical or seasoned intelligent person on the team who could handle that position without boring us to death.

Here's some I WOULD CONSIDER:

David Rountree - electrical engineer, EVP expert, and totally awesome paranormal technology  (has a book of that name that is excellent) expert. This is not pseudoscience. This guy is brilliant.

Josh Gates - I'd just give it to him for sheer charm and intelligent skepticism. Syfy could consider him a two-fer awhile he's also doing "Destination Truth."

If you're going to do a celeb, I'd say Betty White. She would say it like is and make them shape up and quit being big babies. I'd love to see a more mature woman with a lot of sass and brass and good horse sense go in there and make them come to life and shake up the order of things.

I'm not sure I see the show lasting. The other options for it really are to take it on the road more and have rotating guest-hunters, but for a team who makes an investigator work with them for a year before becoming an official team member, it seems kind of two-faced.

Perhaps GH should consider evolving into something else. I'd rather see them go to experts, interview them about new things in the field, go and test drive instruments with them in cool places and further the field rather than the same old routine/same old hunts. I would come back and watch it in a heartbeat if they did that!



22 comments:

  1. I agree... I think Ghost Hunters is on the verge of having "jumped the shark..."

    ~shoes~

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  2. Why is Grant leaving? I haven't really watched GH since the seasons became boring. The first few I liked. But, yeah, not interested in celebrities. Makes me crazy!

    Tara

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    1. There's a lot of guesses about why he left from issues with Jason, to marital troubles, to health, but no one really knows. I think he's smart to get out now. It's circling the drain.

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  3. I would prefer Josh to join...
    But you know....

    I NEVER GET WHAT I WANT!
    *cries*

    Just kidding...

    The show is really... well..... winding down.

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  4. I don't expect a replacement for Grant. The team has been carrying around an extra member for a while. I suspect Britt will fill in more and more...

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  5. I don't know who would replace Grant or if someone should, but I do know the show needs to do something different or it will get cancelled.

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  6. I'll be surprised if someone fills his spot. I think the show is on it's way out as well. I wish someone would come up with a serious ghost hunting show.

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  7. I don't think anyone will fill his spot. I think the show is on its way out as well. It would be nice to see a serious ghost hunting show.

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  8. I LOVED Most Haunted waaay back in the day, until it jumped that shark. That's when I found GH, and I loved the skepticism of those early years. I want these people to do good things for the field--I want SOMEBODY to do good things for the field...I've also watched and chided Sack Baggins and the boys for as long as they've been around, never expecting very much of anything but a bit of fun on a Friday night DVR'd for Saturday morning viewing to replace the cartoon habit I hadda give up when I left childhood behind--but last week's episode of GA was different, moved me. I don't know what's next, and like many of you, I think GH is pretty fork-ready, but I do know that I want SOMETHING, something fresh and freaky and intelligent and revelatory. The GENRE is not dead yet.

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  9. I would be surprised if they filled it right away, I think that they will wait a bit first before they do that, he may bring in his daughter here and there....etc

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  10. Grant should be replaced by Chris Fleming from Dead Famous.

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  11. Ghost Hunters is one of the highest rated shows on SYFY. I find it quite interesting and entertaining. I find the entire team very credible, and have no skepticism whatsoever about any of their findings. I do think there will be a void left after Grant is gone, but the show will go on. Grant is still one of the founders of T.A.P.S. and the show, and I'm sure he will still get plenty of revenue, even now that he's gone. Ghost Hunters is the only paranormal TV program I can even stomach, and I believe it will be around for a good while.

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    1. I'm surprised you think the show is still good. I find it to be over-directed, clearly scripted, boring and phony. It is definitely on it's way out. I have stopped watching it.

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    2. I quit watching in Season 4, except the occasional accidental viewing when I flip the channel and realize it's on and wonder if anything has changed. I don't know why I do that. How long can Amy stare a flashlight looking for miracles (scientifically explained by general electrical principles). There are devoted fans wondering where it goes next and the puzzle seems to be missing a vital piece that signifies they are way past jumping the shark at this point.

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  12. Rob Ddemaris should take his place

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  13. What about Steve replacing Grant? That would be my first choice!

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  14. Oh, dear Lord..don't let Jason replace Grant with his daughter. Those episodes were almost physically painful. Made Meatloaf look great by comparison!

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  15. I'm devastated that Grant is leaving. Please not Jason's daughter as a replacement, if anyone should replace Grant, it should be Josh Gates.

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    1. GH is still my fav of all the paranormal shows, but I do agree that Josh Gates is funny and I enjoy watching him on Destination Truth, but he may be to funny for GH.

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  16. There was a crazed theory that Grant had an affair with Kris Williams. She was sent off to GHI about the same time alot of stress was going on in GH and she was a massive ratings booster.

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  17. Josh Gates is the last person I would want to see as a regular on GH. I don't think they need to replace Grant. They have enough people.

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